JIM NANTZ AND JAMES BROWN LEAD CBS SPORTS’ 11 NOMINATIONS FOR 2008 SPORTS EMMY AWARDS
CBS Sports’ Coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and NCAA Basketball Garner Multiple Nominations to Highlight Network’s Other Nominations
INSIDE THE NFL, AFC Championship Game and Tour de France Earn Nominations
Jim Nantz and James Brown lead the list of CBS Sports’ 11 nominations for the 2008 Sports Emmy Awards to be presented on April 27 in New York City. Nantz once again earned a nomination in the category of OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – Play-by-Play, while Brown’s nomination also is in the category in which he won last year, OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – Studio Host, for THE NFL TODAY and INSIDE THE NFL.
Among the other nominations for CBS Sports include multiple nominations for THE NFL ON CBS for its coverage of the AFC Championship Game for OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION/DIRECTION/LYRICS (AFC Championship Game Tease) and OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION (AFC Championship Game Tease).
INSIDE THE NFL, produced by CBS Sports, Showtime and NFL Films, received an Emmy Award nod for OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – Weekly; and one of the show’s analysts, Chris Collinsworth, was nominated for OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – Studio Analyst.
CBS Sports also earned multiple nominations for its coverage of NCAA Basketball for OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE (Jason Ray) and during its Final Four coverage for OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE (Zambia’s Hope) and OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK (Zambia’s Hope).
Rounding out the Network’s nominations, CBS Sports earned them for OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND (Tour de France) and OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL (Varsity Rivals).
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